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January 11, 2021

Private entities authorized to procure vaccines: Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri stresses that private entities, and not only the national government, are authorized to procure COVID-19 vaccines from pharmaceutical companies under the Bayanihan Law. Zubiri, during the hybrid Committee of the Whole hearing Monday, January 11, 2021, said it was included in his amendment under the Bayanihan Law. “Nothing in this act shall prohibit private entities from conducting research, developing, manufacturing, importing, distributing or selling COVID-19 vaccines sourced from registered pharmaceutical companies, subject to the provisions of this act,” Zubiri said. (Screen grab/Senate PRIB)